American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) News

American Fire Sprinkler Association Appoints Robert Caputo As The President To Interact With Key Stakeholders

The Board of Directors of the Dallas-based American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has announced the unanimous selection of Robert G. (Bob) Caputo, CFPS, as the association's President. Established in 1981, AFSA and its federation of 31 chapters serve as North America's largest fire sprinkler industry organization. Caputo's tenure will begin on November 1, 2020. "The Board members and I are very excited and extremely pleased to welcome Bob to the AFSA team," says AFSA Chair of the Board Ted...

American Fire Sprinkler Association Highlights The Importance Of Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid In Fire Suppression Applications

Choosing the right fire suppression system can make all the difference in the protection of vital establishments and entities, including building, assets, and people. Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid The Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a clean agent fire extinguishant that was created as an alternative to hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) and a halon replacement. Fire protection systems using the Novec 1230 fluid are assured that: Fluid is stored as a liquid but discharged as a gas. The system...

American Fire Sprinkler Association Announces New On-Demand Online Training Platform

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is proud to announce a new online learning platform offering 24/7 access to CEUs and/or CPDs from AFSA educational events, including live webinars. AFSA On-Demand offers fire sprinkler contractors and other professionals the access to the best in specialty education anytime. AFSA On-Demand Featuring the most sought-after thought leaders in fire protection, AFSA On-Demand offers a superior learning experience in a unique and user-friendly format. M...

American Fire Sprinkler Association Presents Fire Sprinkler Advocate Of The Year Award To Brian Geraci

Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci has long been a vocal advocate of residential fire sprinkler legislation in Maryland. Throughout his career in the Maryland fire service, he has excelled in educating about the importance of fire sprinklers from the perspective of the fire service as a life-saving tool that is not only beneficial, but necessary. For all his contributions to the fire protection industry, the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is proud to honor Geraci with its 2020...

American Fire Sprinkler Association Appoints Jason Williams And Tom Noble To Several NFPA Technical Committees

The American Fire Sprinkler Association is pleased to announce that Jason Williams, C.E.T., manager of ITM technical training, and Tom Noble, C.E.T., technical programs specialist, have been appointed to several 2017 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees. Jason Williams has been appointed to serve on the technical committee for NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. He has nearly 20 years of extensive han...

AFSA Presents Fire Sprinkler Advocate Of The Year To Randy Miller For His Consistent Efforts In Installing Fire Extinguishers

Randy Miller has always had a vested interest in saving lives. From his beginnings as a paramedic with Buck Medical Services in Portland, Oregon, all the way to his current fifteen-year career as Deputy Fire Marshal in the Camas-Washougal Fire Marshal's Office in Camas, Washington, Miller has demonstrated time and again his enthusiasm for fire and life safety. While he has had many impressive accomplishments in his long career, the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is proud to honor hi...

Robert (Bob) Caputo Appointed As American Fire Sprinkler Association’s President, Effective Nov 1, 2020

Effective November 1, 2020, Robert (Bob) Caputo became the new President of the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). Bob is a sprinkler industry veteran with more than 40 years of experience, ranging from owning a fire sprinkler installation company in San Diego, California to teaching technical seminars for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Fire sprinkler industry veteran Bob most recently served as Vice President for training and technical support for Fire & Life Sa...

American Fire Sprinkler Association Announces A Partnership With Homes For Our Troops As Their Fire Sprinkler Provider

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) as its exclusive fire sprinkler provider. In this role AFSA along with its local partners will both donate the sprinkler systems as well as the install services for HFOT homes. HFOT's mission is to build and donate specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Since its inception in 2004, HFOT has built 250 homes an...

AFSA Presents Jamil Shamoon As The Young Professional Of The Year Award For His Dedication To Education

The American Fire Sprinkler Association is pleased to announce that Jamil Shamoon, owner of Symons Fire Protection in San Diego, California, been elected by his peers as recipient of AFSA's 2020 Young Professional of the Year award for his efforts and dedication to education and expanding the fire sprinkler industry and the association. The award highlights the efforts of a young and talented fire protection professional, who is under 40 and demonstrates exemplary technical, professional and in...

American Fire Sprinkler Association To Host AFSA39 Competition And Seminar In The Sunshine State

Travel to the Sunshine State and join the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) for the largest annual fire sprinkler exhibition in North America-AFSA39: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition-September 13-16, 2019, at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. This year's event offers something for everyone-fire sprinkler contractors, designers, inspectors, apprentices, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs). AFSA39 will provide CEU/CPD credits through seminars offered...

AFSA, NFSA, ICC And CPSE Come To Agreement On Sprinklers And Fire Protection

A Joint Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by NFSA, ASFA, ICC and CPSE AFSA, NFSA, ICC, CPSE sign a historical agreement. More than 3,000 people in the U.S. lose their lives each year to fires and 84 percent of those who die do so in their home. While smoke alarms provide an early warning signal of smoke or fire, sprinklers installed in ceilings respond to fires while they are still small, controlling the spread of deadly heat, flames and toxic smoke, as well as...

U.S. Fire Administration Kicks Off Public Fire Safety Campaign On Home Smoke Alarms And Residential Fire Sprinklers

USFA launched an effort to encourage everyone to install and maintain home smoke alarms and sprinklers The nationwide ‘Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign' will emphasise how important smoke alarms are to the saving of lives. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has launched an effort to encourage everyone to install and maintain home smoke alarms and, if possible, sprinklers. More than 3,000 people die in home fires each year, and the majority of them have...

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